Palliative & End of Life Care - Mayo

ATU - Mayo Campus

Palliative & End of Life Care - Mayo

Study Hours
Students can expect to allow for 6-8 hours of study per week.

Who should apply?
This is programme designed for professionals working in areas that cater for people in palliative and/or end of life care. This includes doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, counsellors, social workers, nurses, psychologists, managers and healthcare assistants.

Subjects taught

Principles of Palliative and End
of Life Care
Psychosocial, Ethical and
Spiritual Care
Effective Symptom
Management in Life Limiting
Conditions Elective: Reflective
Elective: End of Life Care for the
Person with Dementia
Applied Research,
Bereavement and Loss,
Clinical Practice Placement
(nurses only),
Elective: Creative Arts in
Palliative Care
*Exit award available

Entry requirements

Applicants require an Honours Degree (H2.2) in any health or social care discipline or recognised cognate professional qualification and a minimum of one year’s experience in delivering a palliative care approach within practice within the last two years. Applicants must be employed for the duration of the course in an area where the principles of palliative care are operationalized. For full details on the Entry Requirements for this programme please see the course webpage.


1 year part-time. Blended learning.

On-Campus Attendance
Attendance is required at the Mayo Campus for workshops over 1.5 days, 4 times in Semester 1 and 4 times in Semester 2. Attendance is not compulsory but is highly recommended.

Post Course Info

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More details
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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